Summary for the 180th Annual General Conference


Saturday Morning, April 3, 2010, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Invocation: Elder Yoshihiko Kikuchi. Benediction: Elder Erich W. Kopischke. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg, director; Richard Elliott and Andrew Unsworth, organists: “Sweet Is the Work,” Hymns, no. 147; “Come, Ye Children of the Lord,” Hymns, no. 58; “There Is Sunshine in My Soul Today,” Hymns, no. 227, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83; “He Sent His Son,” Children’s Songbook, 34–35, arr. Hofheins, unpublished; “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Saturday Afternoon, April 3, 2010, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Invocation: Elder Lynn G. Robbins. Benediction: Elder Craig C. Christensen. Music by a combined choir from the Orem Institute of Religion; Ryan Eggett and Allen Matthews, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “Come, Listen to a Prophet’s Voice,” Hymns, no. 21; “I Feel My Savior’s Love,” Children’s Songbook, 74–75, arr. Dayley, pub. Jackman; “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19; “Nearer, My God, to Thee,” Hymns, no. 100, arr. Duffin, unpublished.

Saturday Evening, April 3, 2010, Priesthood Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring. Invocation: Elder Keith K. Hilbig. Benediction: Elder Michael John U. Teh. Music by a priesthood choir from Brigham Young University; Ronald Staheli, director; Clay Christiansen and Richard Elliott, organists: “God Loved Us, So He Sent His Son,” Hymns, no. 187, arr. McDavitt, unpublished; “Choose the Right,” Hymns, no. 239, arr. Hall, unpublished; “Glory to God on High,” Hymns, no. 67; “The Iron Rod,” Hymns, no. 274, arr. Staheli, unpublished.

Sunday Morning, April 4, 2010, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring. Invocation: Elder Kenneth Johnson. Benediction: Elder Wolfgang H. Paul. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Andrew Unsworth and Clay Christiansen, organists: “On This Day of Joy and Gladness,” Hymns, no. 64; “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today,” Hymns, no. 200; “This Is the Christ,” Moody, arr. Bradford, pub. Nature Sings; “Rejoice, the Lord Is King,” Hymns, no. 66; “When He Comes Again,” Children’s Songbook, 82–83, arr. Murphy, unpublished; “He Is Risen!” Hymns, no. 199, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Sunday Afternoon, April 4, 2010, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring. Invocation: Elder Christoffel Golden Jr. Benediction: Bishop Richard C. Edgley. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Linda Margetts and Bonnie Goodliffe, organists: “Come, O Thou King of Kings,” Hymns, no. 59, arr. Murphy, unpublished; “Jesus, Once of Humble Birth,” Hymns, no. 196, arr. Kasen, pub. Jackman; “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” Hymns, no. 136; “Abide with Me; ’Tis Eventide,” Hymns, no. 165, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Saturday Evening, March 27, 2010, General Young Women Meeting

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: Elaine S. Dalton. Invocation: Karlee Gubler. Benediction: Kendrick Smaellie. Music by a Young Women choir from the Lehi Utah, Lehi Utah East, Lehi Utah North, and Lehi Utah South Stakes; Merrilee Webb, director; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5, arr. Webb, unpublished; “Dearest Children, God Is Near You,” Hymns, no. 96, arr. Watkins, unpublished; “Be Strong,” from A Brand New Year: 2010 Youth Celebration, unpublished; “O Thou Rock of Our Salvation,” Hymns, no. 258, arr. Kasen, pub. Jackman; “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85, descant arr. Webb.

Conference Talks Available

To access general conference talks on the Internet in many languages, visit conference.lds.org. Then select a language. Generally within two months following conference, recordings are also available at distribution centers. Recordings for individuals who are deaf are available at lds.org/asl and generally within two months following conference from distribution centers (three DVDs with a signing inset). For more information, call 1-800-537-5971 or log on to ldscatalog.com.

Home and Visiting Teaching Messages

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On the Cover

Front: Photograph of President Thomas S. Monson and Sister Frances Monson by John Luke. Back: Photograph of Salt Lake Temple by Weston Colton.

Conference Photography

Scenes of general conference in Salt Lake City were taken by Craig Dimond, Welden C. Andersen, John Luke, Matthew Reier, Christina Smith, Les Nilsson, Scott Davis, Lindsay Briggs, Cody Bell, Mark Weinberg, Weston Colton, Jenica Heintzelman, Brandon Flint, and Robert Casey; in Argentina by Lucio Javier Fleytas and Cristian Rafael López Fonseca; in Brazil by Laureni Ademar Fochetto and Ana Claudia Soli; in Chile by Oscar Schmittner; in Czech Republic by Bev Robison; in France by Carlos Gonzalez; in Philippines by Edwin Redrino; and in Oregon, USA, by John Snyder.

Speakers in Alphabetical Order

  • Andersen, Neil L., 108

  • Andersen, Wilford W., 16

  • Aoyagi, Koichi, 36

  • Ballard, M. Russell, 18

  • Beck, David L., 54

  • Beck, Julie B., 10

  • Bednar, David A., 40

  • Carlson, Bruce A., 38

  • Christofferson, D. Todd, 32

  • Cook, Mary N., 117

  • Cook, Quentin L., 83

  • Dalton, Elaine S., 120

  • Dibb, Ann M., 114

  • Eyring, Henry B., 22, 60

  • Foster, Bradley D., 98

  • Hales, Robert D., 95

  • Hallstrom, Donald L., 78

  • Holland, Jeffrey R., 44

  • Lant, Cheryl C., 81

  • Martino, James B., 101

  • McMullin, Keith B., 13

  • Monson, Thomas S., 4, 64, 87, 112

  • Nelson, Russell M., 91

  • Oaks, Dallin H., 47

  • Packer, Boyd K., 6

  • Perry, L. Tom, 29

  • Rasband, Ronald A., 51

  • Schwitzer, Gregory A., 103

  • Scott, Richard G., 75

  • Uchtdorf, Dieter F., 26, 56, 68, 124

  • Viñas, Francisco J., 106

Topic Index

  • Aaronic Priesthood, 51, 54, 60

  • Adversity, 78, 101, 124

  • Atonement, 75, 83

  • Beauty, 120

  • Blessings, 38

  • Book of Mormon, 40

  • Children, 22, 40, 81, 108

  • Comfort, 68

  • Commandments, 13, 38

  • Confidence, 54

  • Conversion, 36

  • Courage, 114, 117

  • Daughters, 18

  • Death, 87

  • Diligence, 60

  • Divine nature, 120

  • Duty, 13, 60, 95

  • Duty to God, 22, 54, 60, 95

  • Example, 18, 95

  • Faith, 16, 47, 56, 120

  • Family, 6, 29, 40, 81, 91

  • Family history, 91

  • Fatherhood, 6

  • Fidelity, 44

  • General conference, 112

  • Growth, Church, 4

  • Happiness, 124

  • Healing, 47

  • Holy Ghost, 10, 103, 117, 120

  • Home, 29, 95

  • Honesty, 64

  • Hope, 16

  • Humanitarian service, 4

  • Inspiration, 51

  • Jesus Christ, 16, 32, 68, 75, 78, 81, 83, 87, 98, 101, 108, 112

  • Judgment, 103

  • Learning, 40

  • Love, 68, 98

  • Lust, 44

  • Missionary work, 51

  • Modesty, 18

  • Motherhood, 18, 29, 98

  • Obedience, 13, 38, 103, 114

  • Parents, 95, 106

  • Patience, 56

  • Peace, 78

  • Perseverance, 124

  • Personal Progress, 22, 95, 117

  • Perspective, 101

  • Pornography, 44

  • Prayer, 13, 114

  • Preparation, 64

  • Priesthood, 6, 56

  • Priesthood blessings, 6, 47

  • Prophets, 114

  • Relief Society, 10

  • Rescue, 22, 36

  • Resurrection, 87

  • Revelation, 10

  • Righteousness, 106

  • Safety, 83

  • Scriptures, 32, 106, 114, 117

  • Service, 36, 64, 68

  • Standards, 64

  • Teaching, 29, 75, 106, 108

  • Temples, 4, 91

  • Testimony, 40, 117

  • Truth, 32

  • Virtue, 120, 123

  • Young Women, 123